Have your voice heard

Monday, 18 June 2012  at 15:21

This is a vital time for all of us trying to protect our children by raising awareness of the need to remove the last form of tobacco advertising - glamorous, glitzy and appealing packaging.

Anne Milton called for a consultation that 'is real and meaningful and that the public know we value their input' and so it is great to see that over 78,000 people have made clear their support for plain packs. In these last few weeks every voice counts in showing the Government that there is broad and popular support. Feedback has been coming in from non-smokers, ex-smokers, and smokers who don't want their kids and grandkids to start. When people see glossy packs close up - the penny drops.

The Plain Packs Protect Partnership is asking for one last effort from everyone who feels as passionately as we do that plain packs will play a significant role in reducing the number of children who try, and take up, smoking each year. Please make colleagues, friends and family aware that there is only a limited time for them to have their voice heard at www.plainpacksprotect.co.uk before the consultation closes on July 10th

Huge boost for Plain Packs campaign

Wednesday, 13 June 2012  at 15:17

Yet another high profile health body has backed the Plain Packs Protect campaign to raise awareness of the need for the plain packaging of tobacco products. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has joined other organisations from across the UK in advocating that plain packs will have a significant impact on the number of children trying, and taking up smoking, each year.

Professor Cathy Warwick, Chief Executive of the RCM said:

“ The Royal College of Midwives is delighted to be joining the Plain Packs Protect Partnership. This is a vital issue as over 100,000 people die every year in the UK from smoking related diseases and smoking in pregnancy can be harmful to the unborn baby. We must look at ways of stopping our children and young people from becoming part of the shocking statistics associated with smoking. Stopping the last legally allowed form of tobacco advertising by moving to plain, standardised packaging will help reduce the attraction of smoking. This is why we are backing this important campaign along with over 78,000 other supporters.”

We are delighted that such an important voice has joined us.
* This number reflects the total amount of people who have signed up to support the plain packaging of tobacco products, via the Plain Packs Protect Partnership (logos below), British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK websites.
Supporters Smoke Free South West Ulster Cancer Foundation ash Ash Scotland Ash Wales British Heart Foundation Cancer Research UK Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Cut Films Faculty of Public Health Fresh Smoke Free North East National Heart Forum NCSCT BTS - Stop Smoking Champions The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Royal College of Physicians TCC Tobacco Free Future Trading Standards Partnership South West Smoke Free Lincs - Promoting a tobacco free life